My wifes' Grandmother has a condo in Boca Raton. Due to failing health, she no longer lives in the condo, but still has her car down there. She pays extra for a covered parking spot. Her registration expired on the tag, and the condo association and/or tow company towed the vehicle due to being ''illeagally parked". :banghead
Her Grandmother lives up north now with her children, and we are the closest relatives.
I have a few questions that perhaps a lawyer or internet-lawyer can answer.
Besides the obvious that they could have called us first before towing. :banghead
1) is it legal for them to tow from a parking spot that she pays for, if the tag is expired?
2) Is there a law that they can only tow the vehicle so many miles from the condo to the storage lot?
3) any other legal ground we can stand on here?
Btw, I believe the bill is ~$600 or so. We are not paying this, but I feel that my in-laws are being taken advantage of here. This is the same condo that towed my truck 2 months ago because they have a no-pickup rule. :willynilly
condo **** suck and should all be shot on site! Same goes for HOA ****!
If this ain't Flar-duh, I'm lost.
It's not for the faint of heart...
This is a personal opinion having been in association management in this area.
A southeast Florida laid back beach bum and volunteer bikini assessor who lives on island time.
Just because you’re Offended Doesn’t mean you right!
Probably the #1 scam HOA's all across the country have been running for a long time.
Me too!! Moved out back in 92' It was bad back then and can't imagine what it's like today.
Yeah, but these associations are actively out there looking for this stuff day and night. In most cases, you never get a notice. You wake up to find your car gone... and a big "cash only" bill down and whatever tow place they have a deal with.
Knowing that why wouldn't you...uh...get a current registration?
This case might be a little different, as she probably didn't know, and no one really thought of checking but still.
I often get confused by these posts that complain about things that are done wrong (and sometimes illegal) and then wondering why they get penalized.
mother*****ers to the ground.
You are right. But this isn't some horrid crime like driving around unregistered. This is sitting in your own driveway with expired tags. This is an entrepreneurial endeavor for the association. They get kickbacks from the towers. Is there some greater good served by having some twirp in a golf cart driving around daily looking for expired tags?
I agree...there certainly are other bigger things to tackle.
Kind of like victim less crimes taking up LEO's efforts when much bigger fish are available to fry. So to speak.
I'd approach it from that angle, changing the rules, because if it's wrong...well...it's wrong. And trying to beat a wrong is certainly futile if you're guilty.
Like many things, the rules are there... it is a matter of enforcement.
The registration was out of date, and has been resolved now. They did put some kind of sticker on the car warning that it will get towed, but we are the closest relatives to the condo at ~2.5hrs away.
It would have been nice for the condo association or management to pick up the phone, but that is asking for too much... Obviously, my in-laws were in the wrong for not being up to date.